"Deftly, Cupid's arrow pierced his heart, and the shackles of love and carnal desire imprisoned him for the very first time."
Cádiz and Diego agree to go their separate ways. She decides to continue alone on the trip that may have saved their relationship. The journey frees her, and she is happy. Relishing the opportunity to be her true self, she plans to pursue the dreams that her marriage stifled. She did not expect intrigue, and she did not expect to fall in love.
Michael, a young professional, searches for the ideal dance partner in a New York City nightclub. He just wants to dance, nothing else—until he meets the perfect and unattainable Maritza.
Seventeen-year-old Cristina comes to terms with her sexual needs;
losing her virginity becomes a priority. Her slutty girlfriend wants to help her achieve her goal.
Reviewed by Grant Leishman, Reader's Favorite March 2020
I found Puerto Rican Love Stories a nice break from my usual reading fare.
For me, the standout story in this collection is actually the first one; The Oligarch and the Poet. Two things that attracted me to this story were the wealth of information on Puerto Rico’s culture and history that was uncovered in the telling of the narrative, along with a beautifully crafted and written love affair. I enjoyed this story immensely. Similarly, the story of Isabel was sweet, heartrending, and inspiring, as we see the courage of a young, incredibly smart girl growing up in a rough neighborhood of New York and the struggles she faced every day just to attend school and to keep safe. This story was one of the highlights of the book. Finally, the tale of unrequited love that was Ventura’s story was sad, sweet, and poignant. All the stories in this book have something to commend them but those three certainly stood out for me.
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